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Chicken & Orzo Skillet... a must try!

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I tried this and absolutely LOVE it! We eat it at least once a week lately. I'm not a big fan of spinach or leftovers, but neither of those matter when it comes to this dish.


3-4 boneless chicken breats, cut into bite-size pieces

1 clove garlic, finely chopped (I use 1 tsp. from the jar)

1 cup baby carrots, quartered lengthwise

1 sm. onion cut into thin wedges

3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. italian seasoning

1/4 tsp (or less) crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 cup water

1 can (15 oz) chick peas, drained and rinsed

1 can (14 oz) chicken broth

2 cups fresh spinach, cut into thin wedges

1 tbls. olive or veg. oil

1. In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add chicken and garlic. Cook and stir until chicken is nearly cooked through. Add carrots and onion; cover and cook 3 minutes or until veg. crisp tender (stir once).

2. Stir in remaining ingredients except spinach. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmmer 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender.

3. Stir in spinach; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.



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Crista - posted on 06/04/2009




i will try this! i bought orzo with really no idea how to cook with it! I love spinich and every thing in this recipe! thanks

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